Skill Checkup: A 43-Year-Old Woman Gains Weight After the Initial Weight Loss Achieved With Diet and Exercise

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS; Evelyn S. Marienberg, MD


November 14, 2023

The same American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/The Obesity Society guideline reports that weight loss maintenance strategies differ from strategies used to achieve weight loss. According to the panel: "Flexibility and willingness to try different approaches are recommended.

Patients should be advised that participation in a long-term (≥ 1 y) comprehensive weight loss maintenance program with monthly or more frequent contact, in person or by telephone, can improve successful weight maintenance."

Self-weighing frequently has been associated with favorable weight loss outcomes.

Editor's Note: Skill Checkups are wholly fictional or fictionalized clinical scenarios intended to provide evidence-based educational takeaways.

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